Separation of church and state
Civil liberties groups are already objecting to the plan, which would take effect next fall, saying allowing a prayer break in a publicly funded classroom may violate the constitutional separation of church and state.
New Jersey’s plans to award more than $11 million to an all-male Jewish school and Princeton Theological Seminary violates state law and should be stopped, civil liberties groups said in a complaint filed Monday.
In a city seemingly full of churches a debate is raging over places where prayer might be off-limits. Small congregations are howling over a rule to ban organized worship in city school buildings even when there are no students in them.